Hope everyone is surviving the virus and staying healthy.
I received this “Update” from MDA after Governor Hogan’s latest executive order yesterday.
Since Sod Farming is classified as “agriculture” and other turf work including Landscaping, Lawn Maintenance, Golf Course Maintenance and Sports Turf Maintenance are still classified as “essential”.
I would encourage each and every company to heed the recommendations below and prepare and provide to EACH EMPLOYEE including yourself a letter identifying the employee as essential and listing the other information suggested below in the event any authority questions why they are driving or working..
Remember, Turfgrass is essential because of:
If we can be of any further assistance please feel free to contact me.
Vernon W. Cooper
Executive Director, MTC
Maryland Turfgrass Council
303 S. Talbot St. #389
St. Michaels, MD 21663
Maryland Department of Agriculture
For official updates on the state’s response to COVID-19, please visit governor.maryland.gov/coronavirus/.
A full list of current executive orders and interpretive guidance is available at: governor.maryland.gov/covid-19-pandemic-orders-and-guidance/.
The Maryland Turfgrass Council P.O. Box 389, St. Michaels, MD 21663 Phone: (443) 742-6618